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Do you know what your bub will be when they grow up?

Do you know what your bub will be when they grow up?

Was your bub born in December? Then they’ll most likely become a dentist. Were they born in February? Then they’ll probably be an artist. Yes I’m calling it. These may be the most thought provoking research results I’ve ever seen.

According to researchers, your little ones career choices are determined by the month in which they are born. And their health can also be affected as well. This is thought to be because of the amount of vitamin D which mums are exposed to during pregnancy,

The study was carried out by the Office of National Statistics in the UK, and it analysed the birth months of people in 19 different careers. According to Russell Foster, professor of Neuroscience at Oxford University, ““It seems absurd the month in which you are born can affect life chances, but how long you live, how tall you are, how well you do at school, your body mass index as an adult, your morning-versus-evening preference and how likely you are to develop a range of diseases are all correlated to some extent with the time of year in which you emerge from the womb.”

I don’t know about you, but I really struggle with the notion that our children are defined like this from the womb. I am doing my best to make sure my kids get a good education and to encourage them to pursue any career they like. I don’t care what it is, as long as it is good, honest work and it makes them happy.

That’s not to say I don’t have secret hopes for them and that I can’t already see what they might be when they grow up. But at the end of the day it is their choice entirely. I try not to let my kids get caught up in the whole gender divide and my kids are all equally interested in craft, play doh and painting regardless of their gender.

I think there is enough work for us to do as parents in encouraging our kids, without having to deal with studies like this that imply our kids are limited by the fact they were born within a 30 day cycle during the year. But we’ll see. I’ll get back to you in fifteen years and let you know if the study was right ;)

Do you think there is some truth to this study?

10 Member comments Post a reply

Avatar SarahBlogger



A recent study indicates what your bub's future career will be according to their birth month. Sarah looks at it more closely.

Read the full blog post: Do you know what your bub will be when they grow up?

Posted 06 September 2011 - 10:29 PM

Avatar F_Sfazzolari

Okay my twin boys were born in January. What does the study say they will likely become??? Very interesting theories. Its amazing that it comes down to the simple fact of how much Vitamin D the mother was exposed to at time of pregnancy. Amazing.

Posted 10 September 2011 - 12:47 AM

Avatar Chattachick052

Well my son was born in April but i was living in Qld for my pregnancy so was in the sun alot so exposed to lots of vitamin d so what is that saying about my boy? What is his career suppose to be?

Posted 24 September 2011 - 06:04 AM

Avatar Kyra29

If this study was done in the UK do we need to invert the results because we live in the Southern Hemisphere? We have a lot more sunlight than the UK in general, so how vaild would these results be for Aussie Kids?

Posted 24 September 2011 - 09:32 AM

Avatar SarahBlogger

I would think so Kyra. Given that we are probably exposed to a whole lot more sunlight in Australia than the UK so it would probably influence the results even further. I'm going to contact them regarding their findings to ask them for their thoughts on it.

Posted 26 September 2011 - 03:57 AM

Avatar Summer_63

What about March smile

Posted 07 October 2011 - 05:56 AM

Avatar jourei

im not sure abt this study bt i heard about it before

Posted 22 October 2011 - 04:49 AM

Avatar OC1246

As interesting as that would be, I am very very skeptical.

What about people that have numerous careers over their lifetime? What about jobs and industries that are new or being created and areas that are still yet to come?

Also, given that people usually know others in their birth month, wouldn't we all be astounded that they are all in similar jobs to our own....

Apart from all of that.... can't they use money to study things that might help people!!

Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:10 AM

Avatar Nataliecg16

Thats crazy....how can a month determine what we're meant to be?

Posted 06 July 2012 - 03:49 PM

Avatar babysmumma85

I totally agree with OC1246

Posted 15 April 2013 - 10:41 PM

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